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Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die! (1968)

Oggi a me... domani a te! (original title)
GP | | Thriller, Western | June 1971 (USA)
A man, released after a jail term for a crime he did not commit, raises a gang to go after the man who framed him.


Tonino Cervi


Dario Argento (story and script), Tonino Cervi (story and script)

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Complete credited cast:
Brett Halsey ... Bill Kiowa (as Montgomery Ford)
Bud Spencer ... O'Bannion
Wayde Preston ... Jeff Milton
Jeff Cameron Jeff Cameron ... Moreno
Franco Borelli Franco Borelli ... Bunny Fox (as Stanley Gordon)
Dana Ghia ... Mirana Kiowa (as Diana Madigan)
Teodoro Corrà Teodoro Corrà ... Gun Seller (as Doro Corra')
Victoriano Gazzarra Victoriano Gazzarra ... Gambler (as Vic Gazzarra)
Aldo Marianecci Aldo Marianecci ... Barber
Michele Borelli Michele Borelli ... Prison Director
Umberto Di Grazia Umberto Di Grazia ... Second in command
Franco Pechini Franco Pechini ... Prison director
Nazzareno Natale Nazzareno Natale ... Comanchero
William Berger ... Francis 'Colt' Moran
Tatsuya Nakadai ... James Elfego


After five years in jail, Bill Kiowa is released and he hires four skilled men for his gang: the tough O'Bannion; the sheriff Jeff Milton; the gunman Bunny Fox; and the gambler Francis 'Colt' Moran, using the money his father gave to him. Bill seeks revenge against the sadistic leader of the Comancheros James Elfego, who killed his Indian wife Mirana Kiowa and framed Bill that was sent to prison. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Brutal! Violent! Savage!


Thriller | Western


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Release Date:

June 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Today We Kill Tomorrow We Die See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bud Spencer was usually bearded in his Western roles, but the one you see in TODAY WE KILL... is a false one. This was because Bud had just finished filming another Western called BEYOND THE LAW, in which he played an uncharacteristic role as a clean-shaven, suit-wearing, miner's boss (starring Lee Van Cleef), and did not have time to grow a full beard for the Irish outlaw, O'Bannion, in Tonino Cervi's film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US DVD release by VCI Entertainment is packaged under its US title "Today We Kill Tomorrow We Die." However this disc contains the 95 minute Canadian version with the title "Today Its Me Tomorrow You" and is pan-and-scanned although the box claims to be a "widescreen" version. See more »


Referenced in Western, Italian Style (1968) See more »

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Have I got a job for you…. 10 grand worth.
17 February 2008 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

Dario Argento… Italian horror-specialist?! Well one of them anyway. Yep Argento co-penned this highly enjoyable spaghetti western that had a strong ensemble cast of interesting names to boot. Featuring Brett Halsey, Bud Spencer, William Berger and quite a memorable Tatsuya Nakadai… with a machete! Not only fun and absorbing, but one of the better entries of the long-listed and wide-ranged spaghetti sub-genre. The story is your basic revenge formula, but the script is sharp, unsparing and riddled with well-judged humour that never takes away from the gradual build-up to a thrilling, if offbeat standoff in swampy woodland terrain. These final passages are very well delivered by director Tonino Cervi, by pulling out an atmospheric tone together with the bold violence. But before even leading up to all of this, are some reliably creative and gusty set-pieces that aren't out of place. The brisk style is evident, and music composer Angelo Francesco Lavagnino's flamboyant score randomly punctuates some uncanny sounds. While, the formidably cunning camera-work of Sergio D'Offizi adds to the intensity. Japanese actor Nakadai is stupendous, and had me transfixed with his vibrant expressions as the shady, clever weasel-like villain. He stole every shot he was in. Halsey basically just looked good in black, and stared you down with that steely glance in a fitting performance as the revenge seeking heroine. Spencer bombards the screen with his robust personality and stature. The pacing stays tight, and pretty dry with little in the way of lapses.

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